Delaware Update: Hearing Time Rescheduled for Bill to Criminalize Private Sales
Posted on March 11, 2013
House Bill 77 has been added to the Senate Public Affairs Committee agenda for today, and will likely be heard after 6:00 p.m. If able, please make plans to attend this important public hearing to voice your opposition to HB 77. The Senate Public Affairs Committee will meet in Room 321 in the state Capitol in Santa Fe.
Governor Jack Markell (D) unleashed a five-point plan to subject Delaware to sweeping gun control measures in January, as reported by NRA-ILA. Today, the latest of his measures was filed as House Bill 35. HB 35 has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee which has scheduled a hearing for it on Wednesday, March 13 at 1:00 pm in the House Majority Hearing Room in Legislative Hall and public comment will be accepted. Please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee IMMEDIATELY, and go to Dover on Wednesday to testify against HB 35.
On Tuesday, House Bill 77 - which would criminalize private firearms transfers at gun shows in New Mexico and require them to be conducted through federal firearms licensed dealers (FFLs) - was temporarily tabled by a 4-4 vote in the Senate Public Affairs Committee. This measure was returned on their agenda yesterday, voted out and sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Please contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee TODAY and urge them to OPPOSE HB 77!
On Wednesday, March 6, state representatives Debra Hilstrom (DFL-40B) and Tony Cornish (R-23B) and 78 bipartisan cosponsors introduced HF 1325. In conjunction with HF 1323 and HF 1324, these bills offer real solutions as an alternative to state Representative Michael Paymar’s (DFL-64B) HF 237 and Senator Ron Latz’s (DFL-46) soon to be introduced anti-gun omnibus bill.